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Accident: 202086047 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Boom

Accident: 202086047 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 08/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12208813108/22/19977999Funtastic Midways
An employer had positioned a truck crane on the pavement alongside an amusement ride. Several employees were using the crane to set up the ride. They set a medallion on top of the ride and attached it. The crane operator apparently swung the crane boom to right to relieve pressure on left-side pins. The boom contacted an overhead power line. An employee who had his arm around the outrigger was electrocuted. Another employee tried to pull him off and was also electrocuted when he was unable to free his grip. A third employee touched the two injured employees, received an electric shock, and was also unable to free his grip. A fourth employee was able to knock the third employee free. The crane operator then moved the crane boom away from the power line. The third employee was hospitalized for his injuries.
Keywords: amuse park/carnival, overhead power line, electrical, boom, crane boom, electrocuted, e gi ia, electric shock, amusement ride, crane
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122088131 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
2 122088131 Fatality Electric Shock Occupation not reported
3 122088131 Hospitalized injury Electric Shock Occupation not reported

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